Prices of vegetables, broiler chicken rise further

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Mar 16,2019

 
 

A vendor sells vegetables at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in Dhaka on Friday. The prices of vegetables, broiler chicken and onions rose further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables, broiler chicken and onions rose further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of vegetables went up due to a supply shortage as the recent rainfall damaged farmland in many areas of the country.
They also said that the prices of chicken increased due to high remand for the item.
The prices of vegetables increased by Tk 10 a kilogram over the week.
Radish and beans were selling at Tk 40 a kg and Tk 50 a kg respectively on Friday. Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 30-35 apiece and cabbage at Tk 30 apiece on the day.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 80-100 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-60 apiece, okra at Tk 80-100 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-60 a kg and tomatoes at Tk 30 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg on Friday.
The prices of onions increased by Tk 5 a kg over the week.
The imported onions were retailing at Tk 20-25 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 25-30 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The prices of broiler chicken increased by Tk 5 a kg over the week and the item was selling at Tk 155-165 a kg on Friday.
The prices of locally bred hens increased by Tk 30-40 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 380-450 a kg on the day.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 100-110 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg.
The price of beef also remained high and the item was selling at Tk 480-520 a kg. Mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 100-105 and a five-litre container at Tk 490-515.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 a kg.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg while the fine variety was selling at Tk 100-110 a kg.
The price of potatoes remained stable and the item was selling at Tk 15 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 32-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
Fish prices remained unchanged over the week. Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla at Tk 200-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality on Friday. Pangas was selling at Tk 130-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 140-180 a kg.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 90-100 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 120-130 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged. The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-72 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.
The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 44-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling at Tk 58-63 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-55 a kg.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.

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